Lead Visual Merchandiser - Walmart

Winston Retail
Maricopa, AZ, USA
Posted 3 days ago
Full timeRetail
Position Summary

Lead Visual Merchandisers (MC) create and execute merchandising strategies and solutions for apparel, accessories, and footwear within the women’s, men’s, boys’, girls’, and baby departments for a select set of Walmart stores across the United States. These merchandising strategies and solutions should be designed to create a positive brand experience and help to drive in store sales.

Each Lead Visual Merchandiser (MC) will lead a team of Support Visual Merchandisers (SSA) to plan, strategize, and execute enhanced visual merchandising standards. Lead VM will collaborate cross-functionally with Winston partners including Visual District Managers and Regional Managers. This role serves as a liaison and lead communicator with Walmart store leadership to promote a positive partnership across the store. The position reports directly to the Visual District Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate daily with the Support VMs on the development of visual merchandising strategies, solutions, and goals while ensuring all product is represented and replenished to the sales floor, daily
  • Partner with Store Management to create a positive working relationship and achieve project goals through morning meeting and huddle attendance, gathering sales numbers and feedback, and building trust between Winston Team and Walmart Store employees
  • Ensure the team is following all Walmart store processes and protocols
  • Lead the team in executing merchandising strategies in a manner that is least disruptive to the store and protects the customer experience. Ensure all working areas, including signage storage area, are always organized and well maintained
  • Provide training and coaching to Support VM staff as needed including developing team’s overall merchandising standards and ability to elevate execution
  • Provide timely completion of daily Store Visit Report and photo requirements, clearly communicating the team’s daily accomplishments
  • Elevate any Support VM concerns or Store Management concerns to the Visual District Manager

Required Skills And Experience

  • 3-5 years of retail merchandising experience within apparel, footwear, and accessories
  • Managed a team of 3-10+ people
  • Passion for retail merchandising and visual story telling in an energetic environment
  • Proven experience developing and executing elevated visual merchandising concepts
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all Winston and Walmart personnel
  • Proven experience leading and coaching others in the accomplishment of daily goals
  • Ability to provide clear communication in both verbal and written reports
  • Strong work ethic, reliable and committed
  • Flexible, adaptable, dependable, and trustworthy
  • Proficient Computer skills (Microsoft Excel, Word, and Email)
  • Technology: A smartphone is required for reporting purposes; tablets are not recommended. For iOS users, we recommend an iPhone 6 or greater and iOS of 12.0 or greater. For Android users, we recommend devices that are no more than 5 years old and updated to Android OS 9.0 or greater.
  • Ability to download and install an app on your smart phone, and upload reports via the app
  • Ability to lift to 25 pounds and be mobile for the entire duration of an 8-hour work shift
  • Availability: Full-Time 40 hrs/week including weekend availability

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